I Hate Being Shy

I'm a sophmore in college.I've been shy all my life but after i graduated from high school it got worse. It's very hard for me to make friends. Sometimes  i dont know what to say or how to get involved in a conversation, i want to change but everytime i tried i failed. What can i do? will i ever be able to stop being shy?

echavez echavez
22-25, F
1 Response Mar 2, 2010

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. First let me say, that you can overcome this. I was also very shy.... painfully shy when I was younger. When someone accused me of being "snobby" i realized that I needed to do something. It takes practice. start in small settings or with people you interact with, say in stores. this will help you build your confidence. Remember also that while some people appear to be self assured, many are feeling the same nervousness and anxiety that you are. <br />
Be comfortable with who you are. It's okay to be reserved or quiet. You don't have to be the life of the party. Good luck to you!!